InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is the international non-profit organization which struggles for promoting sustainable palm oil usage for the world. While Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) run by ISPO Commission regulated by the government also promotes sustainable palm oil to the global society.
Both RSPO and ISPO are the main modals for Indonesia to develop sustainable palm oil in the future. Not only to develop the business but also these industries become parts of sustainable development nationally within the main goal, to welfare the people of Indonesia.
For information, certification in RSPO has made a trademark called Certified Sustainable Palm Oil or CSPO. Palm oil derives from the volunteer commitment of the members to implement the regulations in RSPO to produce palm oil based on sustainable principles and criteria
ISPO also regulates the sustainable principles and criteria and it is a mandatory to every planter operating in Indonesia. The main obligation of palm oil plantation companies should follow, obey every regulation in Indonesia.
If they succeed to run the obligation, they could get ISPO certificate so that the production is sustainable which is called Certified Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (CISPO). As the result, CISPO would strengthen the industries nationally to produce sustainable palm oil for the world.
Though many global stakeholders support CSPO and CISPO, as a matter of fact, there are still negative accusations about palm oil plantations nationally because the plantation companies’ partisanship is the focus to the corporates’ action.
Actually the palm oil production globally does not derive from the corporates only but also from million smallholders nationally which may be abandoned. Though there are issues about their harvest, they should have high appreciation from their hard work.
If there have been CSPO and CISPO production, the derivative industries should do the next work by consuming or using them to produce products which are safe, healthy, and environmental to be consumed. The smallholders need the real evidence on the sustainable commitments to conserve palm oil for the nation.(T1)
For more, please read InfoSAWIT, October 2018